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RE: Forest Ruver Work Play 18EC

Dont know if this is similar to what you are looking for, but it's a current model. Grey Wolf
wanderingaimlessly 04/21/19 04:33pm Toy Haulers
RE: Campground near White Sands national monument

If you are eligible for the military famcamps, try this one White Sands.
wanderingaimlessly 04/20/19 06:03pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tired of your NYS Commercial Plates?

Can you get a little "hybrid" tag off a wrecked Prius? That may make them love your truck. :D
wanderingaimlessly 04/20/19 05:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tired of your NYS Commercial Plates?

If it is a means of taxing or charging additional fees, you will not get a reduction in a place like NY. But if it makes you feel better, by all means, write a letter and complain.
wanderingaimlessly 04/20/19 04:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Wifi booster.

The throttling down in speed past a certain data quantity limit is the big gotcha in the so-called "unlimited data" smart phone plans. We use two plans, A straight talk plan that allows 60 gig before they question your data usage, and a Verizon plan which throttles at 22. By watching our usage we max out the straighttalk, usually in about 26 days at around 55-57 gigs, and then use the Verizon for the rest of the month. Total cost, two phones, and all the data about $110 a month.
wanderingaimlessly 04/20/19 01:55pm Tech Issues
RE: Air bags and shocks to smooth out ride

If this is the same truck you towed the prior Timber Ridge with, how did the truck do then? Was it harsh? Not sure why you expect this one to be worse. A shock upgrade can help with some, but a one ton truck, with a 1600 lb tongue weight should just be coming into its own. Usually empty is the harsher ride, and you are nowhere near the max side of the equation.
wanderingaimlessly 04/20/19 01:45pm Towing
RE: What do you two do?

Cruising wildlife refuges during the day, and we just got started with a telescope at night. Did Chincoteague Wednesday after the rocket launch, and Assateague on Thursday. https://i.imgur.com/MWi1s2ll.jpg https://i.imgur.com/4tXtItAl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/9y2tEEll.jpg
wanderingaimlessly 04/19/19 04:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Route 501 in Virginia, Lynchburg to I-81

501 is a two lane with a lot of log trucks working the area. Drove it Tuesday, with a car, no Construction, Big island area is a very steep and twisty stretch. Semi's travel it, but they are slooow. drove 29 from Lynchburg to Charlottesville also, one patch of construction, but moved well. Dont know if this will work but this should be a link to the section just east of Big Island. 501 east of big island
wanderingaimlessly 04/19/19 04:25pm Roads and Routes
RE: So......What is the criteria?

Its aggravating when a mod doesn't have the courtesy to say why they took an action.
wanderingaimlessly 04/19/19 02:24pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: things to do Vegas in June/July

Can't post a link but if your game $150 or so each for a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon. Most last 4-6 hours. Just google las Vegas helicopter tours.
wanderingaimlessly 04/18/19 05:23pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Airstream table is too big.

Now if you could just carry those in when you visit a burger joint??? For some strange reason my local Hardee's booths seem a lil bit snug.
wanderingaimlessly 04/16/19 06:18am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Trailer Electric Brakes shudder at low speed....Why?

A few years back I bought a little mitsubishi mirage, brakes pulsed badly when I test drove, told dealer and he offered an additional $200 off price, so I took it. By the time i drove it 120 miles home, they were fine. These were disc, and when I took the wheels off to check you sould still see some discoloration where the pads had sat against one spot on the disc for a long period. Drove it another 20,000 miles before replacing. As RCMAN said, drive around some, a few somewhat firmer stops and it likely will ease.
wanderingaimlessly 04/16/19 06:13am Tech Issues
RE: Best Used Class C's? Rank your top five.

Maybe look at the "Cruisers" Phoenix and BT, in that order.
wanderingaimlessly 04/16/19 06:02am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Dual 6 volt GC2 batteries and charging characteristics

Your comparasion of genny to shore power is going to have the problem of time. Plugged into shore power, you are charging the entire time you are there, the batteries have time for the slow process of topping off the last 25% or so that they can take. 3-5 hours on a genny will not give that long sustained period. Solar will give you a higher voltage for as long as you have good sun, it wont be 24 hours a day, but there is a good chance it will be 6-8 at the appropriate voltage to get the batteries topped off. Also solar will charge while you are driving, something the genny or converter wont do with a tt unless your going to run your genny on a rack on the back of the trailer while travelling.
wanderingaimlessly 04/16/19 05:56am Tech Issues
Orbital Billboards, a great way to ruin the night sky

This will wreck a peaceful night under the stars. Orbital Billboards They are saying Pepsi is already onboard. Seems a horrible idea to me.
wanderingaimlessly 04/15/19 06:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: What kind of RV for FT???

Most likely a combination of full hookups and boondocking. Probably not completely in the middle of nowhere but definitely yes to dry camping here and there. How large of tanks are we talking? Its a matter of your personal habits and usage. FW you can carry extra for drinking and use the tanks for washing and toilet usage. Then figure each shower will use 1.5 gallons per minute water is running, navy shower you can get by on very little, shampooing and long hair will stretch that time out some. Dishes will use some more. After being used all that Fresh water hits your grey tank, and thats the limiting one for most people. If you are somewhere you can use an outside shower, or can wash dishes outside, that stretches it greatly. Black tank will fill based also on usage. I've heard estimates of 1.5 gallons per day per person, cant say how that will work for you. When looking at the trailers, you'll see that the TT's tend to have smaller tanks. 25-28 gallon black tanks are common. Units with larger tanks are out there but you do have to search a little. Grey tanks can run in similar sizes, but are more easily found in the 50 gallon range. Manufacturers are always looking at ways to lighten the trailers and smaller tanks are one way they do it. And every pound of water you are carrying also eats into your available cargo weight, so for the TT's that becomes even more noticeable. A fifth wheel generally will have a larger cargo capacity, and larger tanks giving you a little more breathing room on your water usage. Either way, if the unit you are looking at was a budget model when built, expect the tanks will be on the low end of the size range.
wanderingaimlessly 04/15/19 05:31am Full-time RVing
RE: Short trip opinion

Personally, for a one night trip, we usually check into a motel. By not taking the trailer we will save enough gas if travelling 3 or more hours to offset the cost, and the trip is just much easier. But when we have the time to enjoy a destination we do much prefer the trailer. Even when we go to fulltiming , we plan on making as many of our stops as possible 2 night minimum stays.
wanderingaimlessly 04/14/19 02:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: What kind of RV for FT???

If you watch some of the You Tube channels you will see that folks are doing it with every manner of vehicle. Whats the right one for you is a much more difficult question. Are you comfortable towing? You may not want to so TT's and 5er's may not work. If you never have, rent the longest U-haul trailer and go pull it around some, do it on a Sunday and find a large parking lot, and practice backing. Have either of you ever driven a larger vehicle? If you haven't, you may want to rent a motorhome for a weekend and try it, or rent a Large U-haul truck just to get an idea. How do you envision full timing? Commercial campgrounds all the time with full hookups? Boondocking in the middle of nowhere? Commercial CG's get expensive but can work if you plan longer stays, many give price breaks based on monthly space rent. With them you always have electric and water but many dont have sewer connections everywhere. You may have to move to dump or carry a tote for waste. Boondocking requires larger tanks since you will not have water readily available , nor the means to get rid of it. But with large grey and black tanks many can live comfortably for two weeks or more just off what they carry. With a baby along, laundry becomes a question, larger quanities of water for both it and bathing can be more difficult. Plan accordingly. Hopefully I gave you a few things to think through as you start your journey.
wanderingaimlessly 04/14/19 01:50pm Full-time RVing
RE: Fire Tablet VS iPad

My first tablet was a fire. It worked fairly well, seemed more durable than some of the others I looked at. It is nowhere near the Ipad obviously but will perform many functions. One thing I did not like about it, and I dont know if they have fixed it was that you could only use Amazon apps. While they have most, it did limit you on some occasions. By going with an Android tablet using chrome there was more variety in what was available. Amazon may have fixed the problem, but I know it was a problem a while back.
wanderingaimlessly 04/13/19 06:36pm Technology Corner
RE: 8' Jayco J

Try this for photo posting Link If you go to a short bed and leave the tailgate down, remember that you will need an extension if you wish to tow.
wanderingaimlessly 04/13/19 06:03pm Truck Campers
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